Truck carrying wood chips spills load on NC-16 in Newton

- Part of NC-16 in Newton was shut down for several hours after a car and tractor-trailer collided Wednesday afternoon.

The tractor-trailer driver told FOX 46 that a woman ran the red light in front of him. He said he did not even have time to hit the breaks.

That woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries from the crash. The driver of the truck was not seriously injured. 

The tractor-trailer, which was carrying wood chips, lost its load in the crash. Several dump trucks were on scene to get the roadway cleaned up. 

The road has since reopened. 

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